Featured Article

image of theater

Bridging the Social Distance

The Valley Advocate

With campuses closed and classrooms empty, teachers are applying long-distance work-arounds to complete their spring courses.

Read Full Article

Featured Article

a canary torsi
Performance of CAST/STAGE in Kirby Memorial Theater

Stagestruck: Theater in Motion

Valley Advocate

Cast, Stage, Author, a three-part installation and performance work by the New York-based collaborative a canary torsi, explores issues of perception and representation.

Read More

Featured Article

image of MacKenzie Kugel
Theater & Dance major MacKenzie Kugel '20E

Stagestruck: Campus Cornucopia

The Valley Advocate

Valley colleges present a fall cornucopia of performances – a culture clash at Amherst, a gamer fantasy at Mount Holyoke, and the Valley premiere of a national dance piece at Smith.

Read Full Article

Featured Article

medea poster image

Student Production “Medea” Reinterprets Greek Tragedy

The Amherst Student

This Halloween weekend, "Medea" will take the stage in Kirby theatre with an old-Hollywood thematic gloss.

Read Full Article

Featured Article

Christianna
Theater & Dance major Christianna Mariano '21

The Sound of Science

She went to Italy, and all she got was this life-changing experience: How one student blended art with neuroscience.

Read More

Featured Article

Image of Doctor Faustus show
Photo by Derek Fowles

Punk Iteration of “Dr. Faustus” Transforms Elizabethan Play

The Amherst Student

Wesley Guimarães’ ’19 senior honors thesis, "Dr. Faustus," provides a punk, provocative revival of an Elizabethan play.

Read Full Article

Featured Article

Milford graves photo
Artist Milford Graves photographed in his home garden

DIRECTOR SERIES: JAKE MEGINSKY

Champ Magazine

Musician and producer Jake Meginsky’s first feature length documentary on the avant-garde percussionist Milford Graves is an incredibly original visual and aural journey, communicating more than just a single subject matter. This is about altering our perspective on life and the way we live.

Read More

Featured Article

waters edge
Image from Brown University

Wendy Woodson's "Sourcing the Stream" at Brown University

Each year, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society sponsors an interdisciplinary program under the title of “Earth, Itself,” designed to stimulate conversations and collaborations across the natural and social sciences, humanities and the arts, and to highlight contributions to and ways of understanding earth systems and elements.

Read More

Featured Article

Jake Meginsky
Theater and Dance Visiting Lecturer Jake Meginsky

Director Jake Meginsky Makes New Milford Graves Documentary

Wire Magazine

Director Jake Meginsky has made a documentary about US drummer and avant garde pioneer Milford Graves. Meginsky filmed Graves in his back garden martial arts dojo and basement sound laboratory, both housed in the artist’s current home in Queens, NY where he grew up.

Read More

Featured Article

Peer Gynt
"Peer Gynt," performed at Kirby Memorial Theater, Amherst College.

Starring the Self

A contemporary adaptation of a classic play explored an age-old question: what does it mean to know yourself?

Read More

Featured Article

APE image of Sourcing
Image from APE performance of Woodson's "Sourcing the Stream"

Wendy Woodson : She Will Persevere

The Take Magazine

Wendy Woodson is a featured artist in a new online publication about the arts, The Take Magazine.

Read More

Featured Article

Lisa Biggs
Theater and Dance alumna Lisa Biggs '93 speaks at Kirby Theater

Making Theater in These Times

Actress, playwright and performance scholar Lisa Biggs ’93 returned to campus for the Five College Theater Alumnae of Color Residency. In preparation for her visit, she reflected on her time at Amherst and the importance of making theater, then and now.

Read More

Featured Article

Oresteia for Persians Workshop

Theater & Dance Conference Highlights Universal Nature of Greek Theater

The Department of Theater and Dance hosted an international conference celebrating the intersections of Greek theater across centuries, continents and cultures.

Read More